Construction Starting 2023

Learn how to get involved in the future of Philadelphia’s waterfront. The new Park at Penn’s Landing is being created by and for Philadelphians like you.

I-95 CAP Demolition

Timelapse Video: A New Delaware River Waterfront Is on the Horizon

View a timelapse video of the partial demolition of I-95 between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. As construction continues, get excited about what is to come by reviewing the designs for the new Park at Penn’s Landing.

Video: PennDot

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A New Public Space
The new Park at Penn’s Landing will connect the city to the heart of the waterfront.

The new Park at Penn’s Landing will be an 11.5-acre civic space stretching between Chestnut Street, Walnut Street, Front Street, and the Delaware River. The park will include a wide variety of activities and features, including flexible open space for performances and festivals; food and drink options; a new play area; a relocated RiverRink for ice skating in the Winter; and a water play area to cool off in the Summer. DRWC is currently conducting a city-wide effort to engage Philadelphians from all backgrounds and neighborhoods as we aim to make the new Park at Penn’s Landing a public space where people of all backgrounds feel welcome.


A wide variety of activities and amenities will be available

Open space for performances and festivals

Food and drinks of all types and tastes

Water features to cool off in the summer

New play area for the young and young at heart

Relocated RiverRink for ice skating

Plus, new amenities based on feedback from the community

Park at Penn's Landing

Design Update

We’re so excited to show you some of the highlights of the latest park design work, inspired by and in response to, the feedback so many of you gave over the last couple of years.



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Park Design

Video Series

Take a look at how far we’ve come and where we are headed, in a three-part video series about the history of the Park at Penn’s Landing design and public engagement process.

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Press Event

Penn's Landing CAP and Civic Space Groundbreaking

The DRWC team gathered along with its board of directors, Governor Shapiro, former Mayor Jim Kenney, city officials, local leaders, and project partners to break ground and officially launch the 1-95 CAP project on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. This milestone will make way for the new Park at Penn’s Landing.

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I-95 Planning Study

Virtual Meeting Room

PennDOT is holding a virtual meeting room for the I-95 Central and South Philadelphia (I-95 CSP) Planning Study. The Planning Study will provide Philadelphia residents and stakeholders the opportunity to explore the study materials and share their comments, questions, and concerns with the project team. This Planning Study is one piece of PennDOT’s long-term, multi-phase initiative to rebuild and improve the I-95 corridor in Central and South Philadelphia.

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I-95 CAP Construction Contact Information

Questions and Inquiries

Construction has begun on the I-95 Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project, which includes a new Park at Penn’s Landing and an extension of the South Street Pedestrian Bridge. Residents can visit for demolition, construction, mitigation, detours, and transportation impacts. For questions and inquiries, individuals can contact PennDot’s hotline at 1-215-513-1399 or email their team at

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News and Updates

Planning Resources

A Park for Everyone

What would make the new park inclusive for all? Share your thoughts on freedom, access, safety, ownership, and representation by completing this survey.

The Park at Penn’s Landing Survey

The new Park at Penn’s Landing is being created by and for Philadelphians like you. Take the survey to help make this park yours.

Planning Boards – April 18, 2023

Review the planning boards from the April 18, 2023, I-95 CAP pre-construction meeting.

Planning Boards — October 17, 2019

You can also look at the project information and boards from the October 17, 2019 meeting

Find out about upcoming events, the latest news, and how to get involved in shaping the future of the Park at Penn's Landing!

A Master Plan for the Future

In 2011, the future of Penn’s Landing was first envisioned in the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. This plan became a roadmap to guide all waterfront development between Port Richmond and Pennsport.

After a three-year study involving input from the community, a team of designers and engineers confirmed that a new park space was possible at the waterfront. Construction is scheduled to start in 2023.

Thanks to city, state, and philanthropic leaders, the Park at Penn’s Landing will become a reality. This project will also include a new trail along Columbus Boulevard and an extension of the South Street Bridge to bring pedestrians directly to the waterfront.

Today, DRWC and its engagement team, led by PennPraxis; Little Giant Creative; SEAMAAC; Make the World Better Foundation; and the Village of Arts & Humanities is developing a major city-wide outreach effort. The goal is to cultivate the community’s vision for this new public space and help decide future programming.